Lace Leaf Wedding Garter…

A special gift for a special bride ~ re-introducing Lace Leaf Wedding Garter. This lovely garter is now available as a single pattern under my Desert Rose Fiber Arts label. Dainty lace leaves knit in a silk blend yarn create a posh fabric perfect for a bridal garter. Soft, lingerie elastic keeps the garter in […]

Three Stitches from One….

When we think of increases, we usually think of making one extra stitch or replacing a decreased stitch. How often do we think of making multiple increases in a single stitch? Or how to do that? The most common multiple increase is to make three stitches from one stitch….let’s look at one decorative way of […]

Mystical Night Shawl

Quick announcement ~ Mystical Night Shawl is now available directly from Desert Rose Fiber Arts! This is a fun shawl with a unique shape. Diamond modules join together to form a shape that stays on your shoulders, with or without pinning. The lace stitch pattern was developed especially for this shawl. It’s easy to work […]

Taura Vest…new for fall…

Let me introduce you…to Taura Vest ~ my latest new design and my first design published with Knitter’s Magazine. As you have probably realized I love vests – designing them, knitting (or crocheting) them and wearing them. A vest can not only ‘finish’ an outfit, they are also great for that bit of extra warmth […]

Majka Shawl is here!

I am really happy to announce the official release of “Majka Shawl”! It’s been a long while from concept to completed pattern…and well worth the wait. The flora of the earth is brought to mind in the stitch patterns and colors for “Majka Shawl” ~ soft greens, browns & blush knit in motifs reflecting leaf, […]

A Design Journey..the Review..

When we began our design journey, I promised you a more in-depth review of the yarn I used. Like most designers I am picky about matching the yarn to the project for my self-published designs. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding just the right yarn for a project and other times it’s a matter of […]

Swingy Lace Vest ~ New Pattern

“Swingy Lace Vest” is my latest design published by Love of Knitting, in the Summer 2015 issue. This vest features easy lace panels on the front that are mirrored by a matching lace gusset on the back. Simple St st & trims complete the body of the vest. Knit “Swingy Lace Vest” with Green Mountain […]

Alacali ~ A Scarf for All Seasons…..

Winter weather has really taken hold here in Colorado…so staying warm is at the top of everyone’s list. Alacali Scarf will help keep your neck warm, whether as an fashion accent or under your coat collar. Newly released, this pattern is fun & easy to knit. Alacali is a great project for that single skein of […]

New Designs ~ Love of Knitting Holiday 2014

Boy, did time get away from me this past month! It seems like just yesterday that Love of Knitting released their Holiday 2014 issue..which includes two new designs for me! (The issue was released in early September. 🙂 ) Introducing…. Inara Sweater ~ Vertical ribbing creates a flattering silhouette and can be blocked to your […]

Will you help name me?

Every once in awhile, a design comes along that needs a bit of help. Such is the case now. You see…this lovely vest has no name. The design was a joy to work up, and the finished vest came out exactly as pictured in my mind. And while I am generally narrowing the list of […]